Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has become the first brigade in England to fit an UltraGuard portable sprinkler unit.
“We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to fit the first system of its kind in England and it will help to keep the occupier safe in their home."
The unit has been fitted at a property on Foxlands Crescent in Penn, South Staffordshire to offer extra protection for the occupier who struggles with mobility problems.
The UltraGuard system is an intelligent system that acts independently and the fire detector maintains 24-hour vigilance over the protected area, also keeping a look out for false alarms, reducing the possibility of mistaken calls.
The integrated fire alarm control panel can be programmed to send warning messages to management, residents and the Fire & Rescue Services via SMS, telephone or local area networks.
Risk Reduction Officer, Philip Smyth said: “The UltraGuard is designed to protect rooms of up to 20 square metres. It only uses 10% of water required by conventional sprinkler systems and the gentle water mist action minimises water damage and reduces traumatic impact on people in the vicinity.
“We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to fit the first system of its kind in England and it will help to keep the occupier safe in their home. We carried out a free Home Fire Risk Check on the property which identified the need for additional protection against fire and this is what the UltraGuard system will now do.”
Peter Kemp, Managing Director at Ultra, manufacturers of the UltraGuard System said: “Ultra are proud to be partnering Staffordshire Fire & Rescue by providing around the clock fire protection to this vulnerable occupant. UltraGuard is now recognised by many UK Fire & Rescue Services as a valuable asset to local communities.”